At Chatham House we seek to answer the questions that are shaping our world: How will artificial intelligence change the way we live? What can be done to prevent violent conflict? And how can technology be used to tackle climate change?

Research is a big part of what we do, but there are many other jobs at Chatham House, from events and project management to IT and communications.

Join our team to collaborate with the world's best thinkers and make a real impact in international affairs.

You can have a lot of impact here. You feel as though you’re doing something that is taking things in a better direction. Our mission matters.

Kamil, Head of Conferences and Events

Our people in numbers

Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are an equal-opportunity employer. Diversity is at the core of what we do.

We hire people of all backgrounds and from across the UK. We believe this helps challenge established perspectives and creates more representative policy makers.

You do not need a degree or a particular background to work at Chatham House. Our open, honest recruitment process assesses your skills and achievements and your passion for what we do. Our recruitment panels are fully trained in unconscious bias.

Learning and development

You bring the passion and skills, and Chatham House will provide the opportunities and training to support your goals. We offer structured and empowering induction programmes for all our new starters.

To support our colleagues in their journey with us, we offer blended learning via online platforms and the classroom, covering both hard and soft skills.

My favourite aspect of working here is constantly learning on the job.

Melissa, Project Manager

Mental health

We are committed to demystifying and removing stigma around mental health. We provide support channels including flexible working, training, access to free counselling sessions, complimentary access to Headspace and Yoga.

We also train mental health first responders to provide further support alongside our HR team and first aiders.


We offer a generous package of benefits including:

  • Enhanced pension contributions (increasing with length of service)
  • 25 days leave excluding bank holidays (increasing with length of service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual season ticket and working from home loans
  • Rental deposit loan
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Medical insurance cash plan
  • Flexible working
  • Company sick pay
  • Long term sickness cover
  • Life assurance
  • Access to Reward Gateway
  • Fitness classes
  • Headspace App

Internship programme

Our internships offer young people an invaluable learning experience through 10 week placements in our research programmes.

All internships are paid the London Living Wage and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. You do not have to have a degree or level of experience to apply, we care about your passion and potential.

We ask that applicants are aged 18 and over, based in the UK, skilled writers and passionate about making the world a better place. We will open applications for our 2021 internships shortly.

This internship is one of the best things that has happened in my life... it helped me to narrow down what I really want to do as a career.

Eliane De Sousa, Intern